Riviera Theatre

Music Venue
4746 N Racine Ave (at N Broadway)
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 275-6800


  • If you have to drive to the Riv or the Aragon park in the residential area just south west of the Lawrence Broadway intersection. Don't pay $20 for parking.
  • Chicago: Built in 1917 as a movie palace, "The Riv" now hosts some of Chicago's best live shows, including the famous Wilco residency in 2008. -IFC Staff
  • Originally built as a movie palace in 1917, The Riviera is now a premiere mid-sized venue for rock and punk concerts.
  • In the movie "The Break-Up" (2006), Brooke (Jennifer Anniston) invites Gary (Vince Vaughan) to an Old 97's concert at the Riviera Theatre.
  • You're going to want to take off that hipster sweater; it's burning up in the balcony!
  • They pack way too many people in the theater for a concert. Don't think I'll ever go back to this location again for a concert.
  • Cool tip: this place sucks
  • Ownership lacks capital to restore bldg
  • If you are interested in meeting the act that you just saw perform, head to the side door on Racine Ave. or head over to the Green Mill, where many acts go to catch live music until 5AM.
  • Score the last row of seats in the back middle and you can Tinder in between bands!
  • It's a great venue. Amazing the theatre inside, just fall in love with this place
  • Went to see Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock here for the Kuntas Groove Sessions. The Riviera is a nice venue loved that the crowd was so diverse!
  • The views from the balcony are fantastic and the drink lines are non existent. If you don't want to step away from the show there are waitresses too.
  • It's not the best place to see a show, the sound is mediocre and there is not a lot of places to see well, esp as a shorty like me
  • The sound and view during a show is usually better upstairs. Not the best place in the city, but way better sound than The Aragon. Grab dinner at Sun Wah up Broadway before the show.
  • Wilco's favorite place to play in Chicago. Don't miss them at the Riv.
  • Try to visit here
  • Just great theatre with history.
  • See a show at the Riv!
  • Good: cool marquee, nice staff. Bad: bad stage crew communication, forced to use venue sellers who sold $400 less than our average, venue hired street team to advertise rival band at show. poor form

Nearby places

4840 N Broadway St (at Lawrence Ave)
1136 W Lawrence Ave (at N Broadway St)
4802 N Broadway St (at W Lawrence Ave.)